Congratulations to Venus on her new blog – Goddess in the Kitchen! Way to follow your passion V! I can’t wait to learn more about your culinary interests as your blog unfolds like that beautiful lotus blossom on your new dishes. I love the name of the blog too. Very fitting!
All this talk of passion and food got me thinking about a few of my own passions – Art, Writing…Music…Song…Dance…and Food (of course). Hm… I mentioned food twice. I might be a foodie. Anyway, lately I’ve been combining a few of these talents all at once (I would embarass myself if I made a You Tube video of my creative exploits). Let me explain!
Imagine a woman in her art studio/office as she dances, sings and paints herself into bliss with Bluegrass music. My antics might qualify for a travelling sideshow! Oh, and let’s not forget about the combination of cooking, dancing and singing (and if I’m baking and decorating cookies…that might qualify as art too!). Blues music (especially Muddy Waters) makes for some very soulful (and potentially seductive!) culinary fun. Alright. My secret is out.
So, what I would like to know is this…
What is YOUR passion? What is that one thing that you absolutely NEED in your life to enjoy a fresh sense of play and joy. It can be a natural talent, or something that you just really enjoy doing, but I want to know what makes you tick. I want to know what makes you smile so broadly your cheeks hurt. What makes your heart SING?!
“Passion kept one fully in the present, so that time became a series of mutually exclusive ‘nows’.”
-Sue Halpern, “O Magazine”, September 2003-
[Sorry….I just couldn’t resist this hilarious photo!]